|Course||Hanayashiki Golf Course, Yokawa course|
|Holes / Par||18 Holes/Par 72|
|Max. golfers / Group||4|
|Closed on||31 Dec – 1 Jan|
|Tournament||LPGA, Studio Alice Ladies Open|
|Mizuno Classic Japan|
|Golf Cart||Shared with 5 (included Caddie)|
|Golf Set||JPY 3,000 (excluded TAX)|
|Golf Shoes||JPY 1,000 (excluded TAX)|
|Bath / Hot Spring||Yes/ No|
|Tee Box/ Fairway||Korea|
|Location||Hyogo, Miki city|
|Distance||4 km 10 min from Yokawa I.C., Chugoku Expressway|
The Hanayashiki Golf Club Yokowa Course is located in Miki City, Hyogo Prefecture, 9 km from Kobe Mita IC of the Chugoku Expressway. In 1959, this Course opened as the first course of the Hanayashiki Golf Club. Robert Murashima is appointed as the course designer, and the course was placed on the hilly area of Miki City. This Course is the venue of the LPGA Event, Studio Alice Ladies Open. In the past, the US LPGA official game “Mizuno Classic Japan” has been held five times, JGA-sponsored “Japan Women’s Open Championship” has been held once, and the JP LPGA official game “Isuzu Ladies Tournament” has been held twice.
The impressive hole is the 1st hole. It is 448 yards par-4 hole. If you aim to get on the green in two shot, the second shot must go over the pond. If you aim to get on the green in three shot, you should drop the ball near the sub green accurately. The 6th hole is HDCP1 445 yards par-4 and it is dogleg to the left. At the teeing shot, it is better to drop the ball on the fairway. But if it bends too far to the left, it becomes hard to recover. From the second shot, it becomes uphill and there is the bunker in front of the green. So it is difficult to get on the green in two shot. The impressive hole in back 9 is the 14th 399 yards par-4 hole. It is dogleg to the left. If you want to shortcut at the teeing shot, it is best to aim at the top of the two trees on the left side. But you should be careful not to bend too far to the left because it becomes difficult to recover. The 18th hole is 426 yards par-4. As there is a large pond at the second shot point, it is important at the teeing shot not only distance but also to get on the fairway. If you are not confident in your flight distance, it is better to aim to get on the green in three shot.